For many hospitals, the emergency room is the hub of critical care. Patients expect a high standard of care and hygiene, and they need to be assessed and treated as quickly as possible.
But with an average of 130 million visits* to emergency departments each year in the United States, there are growing demands on the staff and the facilities within the hospital that must be met.
Having an emergency room floor that can meet the demands of constant foot traffic, wheelchairs, and gurneys—and that can still protect the flooring against microorganisms—is vital to the smooth and safe running of the facility.
Read on to discover why healthcare facility managers should choose Everlast® Epoxy flooring for emergency rooms.
A flooring system with antimicrobial properties
Everlast® Epoxy resin exceeds the hygiene requirements that emergency department flooring demands. Thanks to our unique EPA-registered additive that penetrates every layer of the flooring, the growth, and spread of bacteria, mildew, yeast, and fungi are inhibited.
This additional level of protection makes Everlast® Epoxy flooring an optimal choice for emergency rooms, where the highest standards of hygiene are imperative for the well-being of vulnerable patients.
Waterproof and seamless emergency department flooring
The very nature of an emergency room means that bodily fluids, blood, and water will likely end up on the floor. When this happens, the janitorial team needs to move quickly to clean the surface effectively.
Everlast® Epoxy has a seamless surface with no joints or cracks. This means that spillages can simply be wiped away and the area disinfected without soaking through into the substrate, which is a haven for germs and bad odors.
Our resin floor is also able to withstand harsh detergents and has excellent chemical resistance properties, which means spillages of a harsher sort can be cleaned away safely and hygienically without damaging the floor.
Another advantage of a seamless floor is that patients can be moved safely and in comfort as there are no ridges or cracks to give them a bumpy ride.
Easy to clean for hassle-free maintenance
We provide a range of cleaning products that will keep emergency department and treatment room floors hygienically clean without the need for mops and buckets. Our Everlast® Floor Care solution can simply be poured onto the surface and squeegeed away to remove any traces of debris and grime—leaving everything sparkling and sanitized.
Everlast® Epoxy flooring does not require buffing or waxing, which often makes surfaces slippery and unsafe. In fact, thanks to the small natural marble stones in their textured finish, our floors have slip-resistant properties, making the surfaces safer for patients and hospital employees as they go about their duties.
Emergency room flooring that will serve you for years
Emergency rooms simply cannot afford downtime. Closing a department to replace a failed flooring system could potentially cost lives. It’s therefore incredibly important to do your research and choose the right flooring the first time around.
Should you need to replace the flooring of an emergency department, there needs to be a fast and efficient process in place. Our flooring system can be installed directly over most existing floors, saving time and money.
Facility managers looking for the right choice to replace a failed floor can depend on epoxy flooring to provide a cost-effective solution that lasts for many years. Installation is easy—and our Everlast® Overnight (Fast Cure) flooring is ready for foot traffic in just 6 hours, meaning minimal emergency room downtime.
Create a calm environment for stressed-out patients
Most people find spending time in an emergency room incredibly stressful, but by creating a peaceful and calming environment their experience can be less upsetting.
Our expert team can install epoxy flooring in over 50 attractive colors, to create a welcoming environment for people seated in the waiting areas. The durable surface is impervious to wear paths and will look good for decades.
A calm environment in the emergency room will also instill confidence in visitors, who will know they are being cared for in a clean, well-cared-for environment.
Epoxy flooring: the best choice for emergency rooms
With its antimicrobial properties and easy-to-clean surface, choose Everlast® Epoxy flooring for your emergency room.
Speak to our team at (800) 708-9870 or contact us online to find out more about why our flooring is the smartest choice for emergency department managers who are serious about providing the best in patient care.